The Valley of the Gods lies below Cedar Mesa and harbors intriguing sandstone monoliths, pinnacles, and other geologic features. It is virtually a miniture Monument Valley. The features are all sculpted from Cedar Mesa sandstone, which was deposited in huge sand dunes near the shores of an ancient sea during the Permian age, 250 million years ago. Fanciful names have been given to the formations such as, The Three Sailors, Locomotive Rock, and Lady In A Bathtub. The Valley of the Gods Bed & Breakfast (www.valleyofthegods.cjb.net) offers lodging at the historic Lee Ranch.
The valley is accessed from either Utah Highway 261 northeast of Mexican Hat, or U.S. Highway 163 west of Bluff. A 17-mile loop road through the valley is graded gravel and clay. The loop crosses several washes which can be problematic if wet or running with water. In such circumstances, caution is advised. The bed & breakfast can most easily be reached from the intersection of the Valley of the Gods road and Utah Highway 261.